Elsie Helen Nessler was born February 15, 1915 on a farm in Crystal Township in Tama, County, IA, daughter of Hanus and Agnes Paustian Hagge. She attended country school 7 miles south of her home. On August 17, 1935 she was married to Raymond Christopher Nessler in Cedar Rapids, IA. Elsie and Raymond made their home farming all their married life in the Traer area. After Raymond's death in October of 1974 she moved to Fort Myers, FL before returning to Iowa where she made her home at the Camolet Apartments in Waterloo for 30 years. In April of 2009 she became a resident of the La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center where her death came on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the age of 97 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond, one son Darrell on January 31, 2010, and three sisters, Viola Biley, Lucille Conrad and Arlene Price. She is survived by one son Robert (Sandy) Nessler of Aurora, CO, six grandchildren Tracy, Tammy, Rob, Sherry, Janet and Randy, 9 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren and one brother Melvin Hagge of Traer.